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Wed, 17th March 2021
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LOT 3101
LOT 3101
WHEATLEY, Dennis and J. G. LINKS. Who Killed Robert Prentice? London: Hutchinson & Co., [1937.] 50th thousand, with an a.l.s. by Dennis Wheatley to Louis Golding, 4to (257 x 196mm.) Numerous samples and facsimile clues. (Toning.) Original card wrappers, ribbon-bound, also signed and inscribed by Dennis Wheatley to Louis Golding on the verso of the upper cover (browning, creasing to extremities). Note: the 20-line typed letter to the writer Louis Golding- dated June 1937- requests that Golding sign some volumes of his books for him because 'association copies add so very much to an interesting collection like my own'. Wheatley goes on to refer to the book that he is currently writing: 'I'm doing a straight book for a change upon Stalin's probable successor Voroshiloff'. That book was published later in the same year. Wheatley's library was indeed fairly impressive. It was sold by Basil Blackwell's in 1979.
Hammer Price: £55
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LOT 3106
LOT 3106
HERBAL. - Rembert DODOENS. A Nievve Herball, or Historie of Plantes: wherein is contained the whole discourse and perfect description of all sorts of Herbes and Plantes: their divers and sundry kindes, their strange Figures, Fashions, and Shapes... translated out of French into English by Henry Lyte. London: Gerard Dewes, 1578. First English edition, folio (283 x 179mm.) Engraved historiated woodcut title, with woodcut arms of Henry Lyte to verso, black letter, portrait of the author on *vi, numerous woodcut illustrations and initials, index and tables to rear. (Uniform light browning, last leaf Yyy4 supplied in hand-written facsimile, marginal paper repairs to title-page *I to *iv and at rear from Xxx to last leaf, text affected only slightly at Xxxvi.) Early 20th century panelled calf, red morocco lettering piece to the second compartment of the spine, elaborate gilt to the rest, gilt turn-ins, g.e. (occasional surface rubbing). Note: the first English and only illustrated edition. Aside from the Bible, this was the most translated book of the Renaissance. Dodoens was the court physician of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his successor, Austrian Emperor Rudolph II in Vienna. He was later appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Leiden. Provenance: John Warren (bookplate to the front pastedown). [STC 6984].
Hammer Price: £3,000
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LOT 3107
LOT 3107
EVELYN, John. Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions... as it was Deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXIV upon Occasion of certain Quaeries Propounded to that Illustrious Assembly by the Honorable, the Principal Officers, and Commissioners of the Navy. London: by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry for the Royal Society, 1664. First edition, folio (304 x 188mm.) Title in red and black with engraved vignette of the Royal Society coat-of-arms, 3 parts in 1, license leaf A1 preceding title, with 'Sir Paul Neile's Second Paper' bound after F2 and the 'Animadversion' leaf after C4, errata leaf to rear, woodcut illustration of implements at P4, separate titles to 'Pomona' and 'Kalendarium Hortense'. (Occasional spotting, minor soiling to license leaf and title.) Contemporary mottled morocco, brown morocco lettering piece to spine, gilt ruled with corner-pieces, gilt turn-ins (some loss to lettering piece, rubbing to spine, covers and extremities, endpapers replaced). Provenance: John Warren (bookplate to the front pastedown).
Hammer Price: £500
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